Breastfeeding = successful adults?
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|Wed, 06-26-2013 - 11:55am|
Revealed: Breastfeeding babies improves their chance of climbing social ladder
Breastfeeding improves a child’s chance of climbing the social ladder and becoming a successful adult, according to a long-term study.
The analysis of more than 34,000 people born in the 1950s and 1970s found that those who had been breastfed as a baby were 24 per cent more likely to be upwardly mobile – and 20 per cent less likely to drop down the social ladder.
The health benefits of breastfeeding are well known, but the study is among the first to identify tangible benefits later in life.